2021 NRL – Melbourne Storm vs Manly Sea Eagles Preview & Prediction
When is Melbourne Storm vs Manly Sea Eagles taking place? Friday 10th September, 2021 – 10:50 (UK)
Where is Melbourne Storm vs Manly Sea Eagles taking place? Sunshine Coast Stadium, Sunshine Coast
Where can I get tickets for Melbourne Storm vs Manly Sea Eagles? Click here for ticket information on 2021 NRL matches
What channel is Melbourne Storm vs Manly Sea Eagles on? Sky Sports Arena will be televising selected NRL games in the UK and you can find their schedule here. For Australian broadcasters, you can find a list here
Where can I stream Melbourne Storm vs Manly Sea Eagles? If televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go. Alternatively, the match will be available to subscribers of Watch NRL
THE TEAM NEWS
Starting 13: Papenhuyzen, Jennings, R. Smith, Olam, Lumelume, Munster, Hughes, J. Bromwich, B. Smith, Welch, Kaufusi, K. Bromwich, Finucane – Interchanges: H. Grant, Kamikamica, Asofa-Solomona, Hynes – Reserves: Pene, Eisenhuth, Lewis, Seve
Unavailable: Max King (Injured), Brenko Lee (Injured), Josh Addo-Carr (Injured)
- Melbourne Storm bounced back from their loss to Parramatta Eels by overcoming Cronulla Sharks to end the regular season as minor premiers to set up this tantalising clash with Manly Sea Eagles.
- The Storm were the best team throughout the regular season but that will mean very little as they turn their attention to finals football and while they have recalled all of their first-choice stars after they rotated last week, Josh Addo-Carr has failed to recover from a hamstring injury.
MANLY SEA EAGLES
Starting 13: T. Trbojevic, Saab, Parker, Harper, Garrick, Foran, Cherry-Evans, Aloiai, Croker, Taupau, Olakau’atu, Schuster, J. Trbojevic – Interchanges: Walker, Lawton, Keppie, Paseka – Reserves: Sipley, Suli, Sironen, Funa
Unavailable: Manase Fainu (Suspended), Andrew Davey (Injured), Morgan Boyle (Injured)
- Manly Sea Eagles were able to complete a remarkable turnaround from their dreadful start of the season as they managed to work their way into the top four, ensuring they either earn a bye week or a second bite at the cherry in the finals.
- The Sea Eagles have produced some scintillating attacking play this year and that was precisely how they overcame North Queensland Cowboys with Tom Trbojevic once again standing out and he will undoubtedly be the key man in this qualifying final.
The 2021 NRL finals get underway with what could be the game of the
season so far as minor premiers Melbourne Storm take on Manly Sea
Eagles. Melbourne finished top of the ladder, largely thanks to an
incredible 19-match winning streak in which they proved to be supremely
consistent with their quality seeing them sweep aside almost every
opponent they faced. Manly on the other hand started the season in
dreadful form but they responded well with Tom Trbojevic producing a
sensational campaign which could lead to the Dally M award. The Sea
Eagles are arguably the best attacking side in the competition based on
some of their efforts this season but the all-round quality of the Storm
should prevail here and they can make it five straight wins against